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Workshops

LAPBC hosts a variety of workshops throughout BC. Workshops are free or offered at a nominal cost and some qualify for CPD hours. Regular topics include:

  • procrastination and effective decision making
  • communication skills
  • maintaining effective boundaries
  • meditation and mindfulness based stress reduction
  • job search, interviewing skills and career transition

Check back for announcements regarding upcoming workshops or contact us to ask to be added to our mailing list:

 

UPCOMING WORKSHOPS:

“Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction & Meditation for Lawyers”

Lawyers have many more stressors than most people and can be overwhelmed with thoughts of real potential problems. This is a series of four Friday noon-hour classes where lawyers can learn all about mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR) and meditation methods. These techniques have numerous evidence-based benefits. These include improved physical, emotional and mental well-being; improved concentration, clarity and focus. You will learn simple, practical meditation methods as well as cognitive strategies through the use of experiential exercises.

This class is facilitated by Susan Burak, J.D., M.A., R.C.C., who has been a practising lawyer for over twenty years and has extensive training in MBSR Techniques.

When: Wednesdays  August 8th, 15th, 22nd , and 29th 2018
Where: Boardroom, 415 – 1080 Mainland St., Vancouver, B.C.
Time:  8:15 a.m. – 9:15 a.m.
Cost: $75.00 inclusive of $3.57 GST

Registration: email us your completed form at (info@lapbc.com) info (at) lapbc (dot) com send by fax to 604-685-2179, or mail with your cheque payable to the Lawyers Assistance Program of B.C. to the LAP office at #415-1080 Mainland Street, Vancouver, B.C., V6B 2T4.

Click here to download Mindfulness Workshop August 2018

 

Options for Lawyers Workshops 

Options for Lawyers is a free, drop-in networking, education and support group for lawyers making job or career transitions and for lawyers wishing to examine their options both personally and professionally. All LAP workshops are confidential and independent from the Law Society. The group meets the third Wednesday of each month from 12:15-1:30 pm at the LAPBC Vancouver Office (#415 – 1080 Mainland Street).

Details for the next Options Workgroup are as follows:

Topic:  “Embracing Stress”
CPD Approved for 1.25 Hours

When:  Wednesday, September 19, 2018
Where:  LAPBC Vancouver office – #415-1080 Mainland St., Vancouver, BC
Time:  12:15-1:30 pm
Registration: Drop-in – No registration required
Cost: Free

Stress is portrayed in a negative light in the news, in health forums, and in the workplace. There is little doubt that most lawyers experience stress on a regular basis. The new science of stress shows that stress can be a good thing, if you know how to use it. The best way to manage stress isn’t to reduce or avoid it, but rather to rethink and even embrace it. The goal of this workshop is to help you get better at stress.

This workshop will be facilitated by Bena W. Stock., LL.B., M.C.,  R.C.C Bena is an Associate Director and Counsellor for the Lawyers Assistance Program.  Bena practised law for 24 years and has helped many lawyers through difficult situations, career transitions, and dealing with anxiety, depression and trauma.

Click here to download Options Notice September 19 2018

 

Topic:  “Making the Best Decisions in the Worst Situations”

 

 

CPD Approved for 1.25 Hours

When:  Wednesday, July 18, 2018
Where:  LAPBC Vancouver office – #415-1080 Mainland St., Vancouver, BC
Time:  12:15-1:30 pm
Registration: Drop-in – No registration required
Cost: Free

Lawyers have to make good decisions. However, distress and anxiety cause your decision-making abilities to suffer making personal and professional relationships challenging. This workshop is about learning how to deal with distress and anxiety, so you can make good decisions even in difficult situations. You will learn techniques to stop the procrastination and perfectionism that comes with poor decision-making abilities. Some of these skills have been proven to improve focus and memory.

This workshop will be facilitated by Susan Burak, J.D., M.A., a Registered Clinical Counselor on staff with the Lawyers Assistance Program. She has practiced law for over 25 years and successfully helped many Lawyers through difficult career transitions.

Click here to download Options Notice July 18 2018

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Support Groups

Working Step Groups start on a regular basis. Please contact Derek LaCroix at 604.685.2171 or 1.888.685.2171 or  (derek@lapbc.com) derek (at) lapbc (dot) com for additional details

Codependents Anonymous – Vancouver

Date: Tuesdays
Time: 5:30 pm
Where: LAPBC Vancouver Office – #415 – 1080 Mainland Street, Vancouver, BC
Details: Drop-in

Codependents Anonymous – Victoria

Date: Wednesday
Time: Noon
Where: LAPBC Victoria Office – 620 View Street, Victoria, B.C. (Call to confirm Suite #)
Details: Please contact Derek LaCroix at 604.685.2171 or 1.888.685.2171 or  (derek@lapbc.com) derek (at) lapbc (dot) com for additional details

Lawyers in Alcoholics Anonymous – Lower Mainland

Date: Thursdays
Time: 12:30 pm
Where: LAPBC Vancouver Office – #415-1080 Mainland Street, Vancouver, BC
Details: Drop-in. Please contact Derek LaCroix at 604.685.2171 or 1.888.685.2171 or  (derek@lapbc.com) derek (at) lapbc (dot) com for additional details

Lawyers in Alcoholics Anonymous – Abbotsford

Time: 5:00 pm
Details:
Please contact Derek LaCroix at 604.685.2171 or 1.888.685.2171 or  (derek@lapbc.com) derek (at) lapbc (dot) com for additional details

Lawyers in Alcoholics Anonymous – Victoria

Date: Thursdays
Time: 12:30 pm
Where: LAPBC Victoria Office – 620 View Street, Victoria, BC (Call to confirm Suite #)
Details: Please contact Derek LaCroix at 604.685.2171 or 1.888.685.2171 or  (derek@lapbc.com) derek (at) lapbc (dot) com for additional details

Lawyer Accountability Group – Vancouver

An adjunct to 12-step recovery in which members provide support to each other.
Date: Thursdays
Time: 5:30 pm
Where: LAPBC Vancouver Office – #415-1080 Mainland Street, Vancouver, BC
Details: Please contact Derek LaCroix at 604.685.2171 or 1.888.685.2171 or  (derek@lapbc.com) derek (at) lapbc (dot) com for additional details

Lawyer Support Group – Victoria

Date: 3rd Thursday of each month
Time: 4:30 pm
Where: LAPBC Victoria Office – 620 View Street, Victoria, BC (Call to confirm Suite #)
Details: Please contact Derek LaCroix at 604.685.2171 or 1.888.685.2171 or  (derek@lapbc.com) derek (at) lapbc (dot) com for additional details

Lawyer Support Group – Nanaimo

Date: Mondays
Time: 5:00 pm
Details: Please James Dunn at at 604.685.2171 or 1.888.685.2171 or (jdunn@lapbc.com) jdunn (at) lapbc (dot) com for additional details

Professionals Accountability Group – Kamloops

Date: Thursdays
Time: 5:30 pm
Details: Please contact Derek LaCroix at 604.685.2171 or 1.888.685.2171 or  (derek@lapbc.com) derek (at) lapbc (dot) com for additional details